Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest

2015 M&Ms

Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest 2015 M&Ms
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More than $30,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2015 writing competition winners!

Mystery & Mayhem Awards (M&Ms) – Cozy Mystery Novels Writing Contest 2015

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: March 31st, 2015; Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

Congratulations to Bernadette Pajer, author of the M&M 2013 Grand Prize award winning novel, FATAL INDUCTION.

The M&Ms First In Category Award Winning Authors  Authors Package

  • ALL First In Category Award Winners will be given high visibility during the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala.
  • First in Category winners will compete for the M&M Awards Grand Prize Award for the $250 purse and the M&M  Grand Prize Ribbon and badges.
  • TEN genre Grand Prize winning titles will compete for the $1,000 purse for CBR Best Book and Overall Grand Prize.
  • A coveted Chanticleer Book Review valued at $325 dollars U.S. CBR reviews will be published in the Chanticleer Reviews magazine in chronological order.
  • A CBR Blue Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
  • Adhesive book stickers
  • Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
  • Promotion in print and on-line media
  • Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
  • Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at Info@ChantiReviews.com. We promise to reply. 

And the 1st Place Award winners will automatically be entered into the GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition The M&M Awards 2015!

The Mystery and Mayhem Awards (M&Ms) Categories are:

  • Amatuer Sleuth (ex. Agatha Christie, Alexander McCall style)
  • Romance
  • Animals (ex. Cat Who…)
  • Hobbies/Cooking, Knitting, Gardening & Hobbies
  • Blended Genres
  • Medical/Lab Lit
  • Travel/Vacation/Exotic Locales (ex. Peter Mayle)
  • Humourous
  • Senior Sleuths
  • Historical/Period
  • Y/A
  • Classic/British-English Cozy to Not-so-Cozy

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the story compelling?
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of storyline
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing Craft
  • Red herrings
  • Plot thread
  • Sidekick

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Published  Cozy Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Novels may be Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pubbed Novels with ISBN/ASIN designation will be accepted in the published division.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please. We are looking for true cozy novels.
  • Young Adult Novels are accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2011 will not be allowed to compete.
  • Fees and Digital File must be received before March 31st, 2015 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print, which states that the author/publisher retains all rights to their works. Chanticleer Book Reviews is not a publisher of novels.
  • Novels must be 40,000 plus words.
  • You may enter in more than one category. However, each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee.
  • You may enter more than one novel into a given contest.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Manuscripts and Unpublished Cozy Novels Division Eligibility Requirements

  • Digital Files must be submitted as a PDF or a Word Document.
  • Word count of 40,000 plus words.
  • No erotica or graphic violence, please. Please adhere to the true cozy novel description.
  • Young Adult works will be  accepted. We invite you to read about CBR’s Dante Rossetti Awards for YA.
  • Fees and digital file must be received before March  31, 2015 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.

Mystery & Mayhem (M&Ms) Awards Writing Competition Prizes

First Place Category Winners will be awarded a Chanticleer Book Review Package (valued at $ 325.00) and Mystery and  Mayhem Awards CBR First Place Blue Ribbons (digital and stickers). All first place winners will be automatically entered into the M&M Awards Grand Prize Writing Competition for CBR’s Best Books of  2015.  All 1st Place winners will receive promotion and publicity.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email: info@ChantiReviews.com

Note: You will receive a confirmation email after you have uploaded your work and paid entrance fees through PayPal. PayPal also sends us your contact information. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you within 72 business hours of receiving entry(ies).

You should receive a confirmation emails from PayPal and from Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media. If you have any questions or concerns about your submission, please contact us at admin@ChantiReviews.com.

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